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Cincy Blues Fest in town for 21st year

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Cincy Blues Fest returns to Cincinnati this weekend for its 21st year.

Produced annually by the Cincy Blues Society, the festival features some of the top talent in the world on three stages.

Festivities kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday night. The music plays on through midnight. Friday night's lineup includes:

Budweiser Main Stage:

  • Dave Muskett, 5:45-6:45
  • Steve Tracy and the Crawling Kingsnakes, 7:00-8:15
  • Reba Russell Band, 8:30-10:00
  • Watermelon Slim & the Workers, 10:15-11:45
Showcase Stage: Women of the Blues
  • Rio & the Gamblers, 5:45-7:00
  • The Juice, 7:15-8:30
  • Tempted Souls Band, 8:45- 10:00
  • Eg Knight, 10:15- 11:45
St. Vincent De Paul Local Stage
  • Thomas Long $ Blue Sacrifice, 5:45-6:45
  • Noah Wotherspoon Band, 7:00-8:00
  • Ralph & the Rhythm Hounds, 8:15-9:15
  • Brad Hatfield Band, 9:30-10:30
  • G Miles and the Hitmen, 10:45-12:00

Saturday's festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. The lineup for Saturday includes: 

Budweiser Main Stage

  • Blues in the School (Bits) Band, 4:15-4:45
  • The Juice, 5:00-5:45
  • Stacy Mitchhart Band, 6:00-7:00
  • Nikki Hill, 7:15-8:30
  • Honey Island Swamp Band, 8:45-10:00
  • Ana Popovic, 10:15-11:45
Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame Piano Stage
  • Ben Levin, 4:30
  • Ari Borger, 5:00
  • Ricky Nye, 5:40
  • Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, 6:20
  • Stage Photo, 7:00
  • Bruce Katz, 7:10
  • Al Hill, 7:50
  • Axel Zwingenberger & Lila Ammons, 8:30
  • Joseph Paxton, 9:10
  • David Vest, 10:00
  • Bob Seeley, 10:40
  • Chris Conz, 11:20
  • Grand Finale, 12:00
St. Vincent De Paul Local Stage
  • The Blue Birds Big Band, 4:30-5:30
  • Jay Jesse Johnson Band, 5:45-6:45
  • The Soulfixers, 7:00-8:00
  • Doug Hart Band, 8:15-9:15
  • Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project
  • Leroy Ellington Blues Band, 10:45-12:00

Tickets for the event are $15 for Friday and $20 for Saturday. A two day pass can also be purchased for $25.

For more information on the festival, visit cincybluesfest.org.

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